Definition of replevin in English:
1A procedure whereby seized goods may be provisionally restored to their owner pending the outcome of an action to determine the rights of the parties concerned.
- The word ‘replevin’ refers to the ability of a tenant to retake the seized goods.
- I think that the word ‘replevin’ would be an old Norman-French word that goes back to 1066 and probably means ‘recover’.
- I was asked at the United Future caucus this morning what the word ‘replevin’ means, and I had to confess that I had absolutely no idea.
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